JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.41, no.7, pp.1332-1334, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
Sharp foreign bodies reach into the abdomen frequently by ingestion and may lead to various complications including perforation. An 11-month-old infant is presented for straight-pin migration into the abdomen with penetration from the back and through the left diaphragm, spleen, and stomach. The infant was treated successfully with a well-organized diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.